Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not yet been completed. The person said several additional steps were necessary but the agreement was likely to be finalized in the next few days. reported Wednesday a deal had been reached.

Tomas, 24, hit .375 (6 for 16) for Cuba with two homers and five RBI in last year’s World Baseball Classic.

In total dollars among Cuban players, Tomas’ deal would fall just short of the $72.5 million, seven-year contract agreed to in August between outfielder Rusney Castillo and the Boston Red Sox.

ORIOLES-INDIANS: Baltimore acquired left-handed reliever Scott Barnes from Cleveland for cash considerations.

Barnes, 27, didn’t pitch in the major leagues this past season, spending the entire year with the Indians’ Triple-A team in Columbus, Ohio. He went 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 25 appearances, all but one in coming in relief.

ORIOLES: Infielder Rey Navarro and Baltimore agreed to a one-year contract.

The 24-year-old spent last season with Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville in Cincinnati’s organization. His deal calls for a $550,000 salary in majors and $150,000 in minors, with $75,000 guaranteed.

RAYS: Reliever Ernesto Frieri and Tampa Bay agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.

Tampa Bay also released catcher Jose Molina and second baseman Cole Figueroa, who were designated for assignment last week. Molina is guaranteed $2.75 million for 2015.

SALARIES: Major League Baseball’s minimum salary is rising to $507,500 next year from $500,000.

JAPAN: Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is apparently closer to returning to pro baseball in Japan, but not to the team he left to jump to the major leagues.

Matsuzaka has told the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks that he is leaning toward accepting their offer, and an official announcement is expected in the coming days, a source said recently.

Matsuzaka, 34, starred with the Seibu Lions before joining the Red Sox in 2006. He played for eight seasons in the majors, six with the Red Sox and the last two with the New York Mets.